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Amaranth grain vs Noodle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Amaranth grain and Noodle

  • Amaranth grain has more Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, and Copper, however Noodle is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Folate, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Noodle's daily need coverage for Selenium is 33% more.
  • Amaranth grain contains 3 times more Magnesium than Noodle. Amaranth grain contains 65mg of Magnesium, while Noodle contains 21mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Amaranth grain, cooked and Noodles, egg, enriched, cooked.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +291.7%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +209.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.7%
Contains more Potassium +255.3%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Copper +52%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 56% 15% 33% 4% 1% 18% 33%
Contains more Calcium +291.7%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +209.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.7%
Contains more Potassium +255.3%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Copper +52%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Noodle
Contains more Vitamin E +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1826.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +518.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +783.8%
Contains more Folate +281.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 4% 6% 5% 0% 27% 17% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 4% 3% 0% 73% 32% 39% 16% 11% 63% 12% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1826.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +518.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +783.8%
Contains more Folate +281.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Amaranth grain Noodle
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Noodle Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 23.96g Noodle
Protein 3.8g 4.54g Noodle
Fats 1.58g 2.07g Noodle
Carbs 18.69g 25.16g Noodle
Calories 102kcal 138kcal Noodle
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g 0g Noodle
Sugar g 0.4g Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1g 1.2g Amaranth grain
Calcium 47mg 12mg Amaranth grain
Iron 2.1mg 1.47mg Amaranth grain
Magnesium 65mg 21mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148mg 76mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 135mg 38mg Amaranth grain
Sodium 6mg 5mg Noodle
Zinc 0.86mg 0.65mg Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149mg 0.098mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin A IU 21IU Noodle
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.17mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D IU 4IU Noodle
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Noodle
Vitamin C mg 0mg Noodle
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.289mg Noodle
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.136mg Noodle
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 2.077mg Noodle
Vitamin B5 mg 0.263mg Noodle
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.046mg Amaranth grain
Folate 22µg 84µg Noodle
Vitamin B12 µg 0.09µg Noodle
Vitamin K µg 0µg Noodle
Tryptophan mg 0.043mg Noodle
Threonine mg 0.138mg Noodle
Isoleucine mg 0.19mg Noodle
Leucine mg 0.365mg Noodle
Lysine mg 0.137mg Noodle
Methionine mg 0.086mg Noodle
Phenylalanine mg 0.24mg Noodle
Valine mg 0.22mg Noodle
Histidine mg 0.121mg Noodle
Cholesterol mg 29mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g 0.029g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat g 0.419g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.581g Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.552g Noodle

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Noodle
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
5
Amaranth grain
21
Noodle
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
20
Noodle

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
23%
Amaranth grain
27%
Noodle
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
25%
Noodle
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
10%
Noodle

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Noodle
Noodle contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is cheaper?
Noodle
Noodle is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Noodle
Noodle is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.419g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is relatively richer in minerals

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Amaranth grain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170683/nutrients
  2. Noodle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169732/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.